Spain has a long list of luxury hotels, as well as an endless offer of private luxury villas for rent for summer vacations, short-breaks, complete with VIP packages of limousine pickup and party service.

We’ve compiled a list of our preferred luxury hotels in Spain so you can start planning your 2013 trips.

Hotel Ritz, Madrid

1: Hotel Ritz, Madrid

At the top of our list comes the opulent and exclusive Ritz in Madrid – guaranteed to offer you an actual experience (a word so often overused, does this hotel true justice). Whether it be tea in the afternoon or a unique dinner at the famous Restaurant Goya, the Ritz Hotel will pamper you.

Hotel Villa Magna Madrid

2: Hotel Villa Magna, Madrid

Hotel Villa Magna, also in the capital city is generously laid out with most of its installations fully refurbished recently. At around 2,700€ a night in the Junior Suite, you can be sure your stay will be bliss.

Hotel Majestic Barcelona

3: Hotel Majestic, Barcelona

The Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona GL is the perfect choice for a weekend in Barcelona, located on the best shopping avenue the city has to offer, Passeig de Gracia, this hotel gives you the best of all worlds: Close to shops, restaurants, nightclubs, cafes, tourist attractions and of course comes with amazing views of the city. Gaudí’s Casa Batlló is just 100 metres from the hotel. Plaza de Catalunya and Las Ramblas are just 10 minutes’ walk away.

W Hotel Barcelona

4: W Hotel, Barcelona

For a trendy stay in Barcelona, undoubtedly your choice should (must) be the W Barcelona – a glass/mirror building shaped like a sail and located on the shores of the Mediterranean this uber hotel has a totally avant-garde design and breathtaking views of the city and the sea. The hotel even boasts its own “nightclub” venue, the ECLIPSE bar, located on the 26th floor.

Marbella Club Hotel

5: Marbella Club Hotel, Marbella

A legendary hotel located between Marbella and Puerto Banus on the “Golden Mile” is a safe bet when it comes to luxury accommodation in this lush resort. For families you have the choice of your own villa featuring a private heated pool and at a price tag of around 2,600€ you can enjoy one of the hotels fancy Deluxe Suites.

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